Amazon Expands Pay By Palm - Another Precursor To The Mark Of The Beast?
By PNW StaffApril 26, 2021
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Amazon is expanding its palm-scanning payment system to a Whole Foods store in Seattle, the first of many planned rollouts at other locations.
Amazon One, which debuted in September and is currently in use at about a dozen Amazon physical stores, allows shoppers to pay for items by placing their palm over a scanning device.
The first time shoppers use the kiosk, they have to insert a credit card to link it with their palm print. But after that, shoppers can pay simply by holding their hand over the kiosk.
Amazon will initially roll out Amazon One at the Whole Foods in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, very close to the company's headquarters, before launching the system at seven Seattle-area Whole Foods in coming months.
Amazon acquired the grocery chain in 2017 for more than $13 billion however it appears to have plans well beyond the grocery store chain.
Amazon has said it hopes to sell the palm-scanning technology to other companies like retailers, stadiums and office buildings. Amazon says it is in "active discussions with several potential customers."
The company says thousands of people have already signed up to use it at Amazon stores.
If Amazon's use of palm prints for identification and payment systems sounds like something you have read in the Book of Revelation you are correct.
The Book of Revelation warns that during the Tribulation every person will be required to accept a mark in their right hand which will be necessary for commerce.
"And the second beast required all people small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark -- the name of the beast or the number of its name. Here is a call for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and that number is six hundred sixty-six". Revelation 13:16-18
Many Christians are concerned that acceptance of such technology is conditioning people for when the actual 'mark of the beast" is implemented.
What often starts off as voluntary can just as easily become mandatory and whereas tech itself may be neutral, in the hands of the wrong person it could be extremely dangerous. Imagine the technology of today in the hands of Hitler.
There are also growing fears that an economic collapse and "reset" could bring about an era of forced digital cash that would be necessary to conduct commerce. Combine such new technologies as pay by palm for commerce with vaccine passports and you have a very coercive system that the government and future Antichrist could use to control the masses.
Christians have long debated the meaning of the "mark of the beast". It still remains to be seen if the mark will be digital tattoos, microchips under the skin or some other form of biometric payment using the hand such as Amazon Pay, but there is no denying it, our generation appears to be the first in history to have the technology and now cultural conditioning to fulfill this prophecy.